CEO and Co-Founder, Friend Software


Arne Peder is a former naval submariner and shipping industry executive turned serial tech entrepreneur with several successful exits, particularly within the SaaS fintech space. As Co-Founder and CEO of Accurate Equity from ‘03-’13, Arne Peder was instrumental in building up a complex technology and professional services company within the financial sector which he sold to Montagu Private Equity in ‘15 (Equatex). This company, where Accurate plaid a nucleus role, was again sold to Computershare in 2018 for 419 MUSD.  As Chairman and Investor, Arne was also instrumental in turning around MeaWallet, another FinTech company – and successfully selling it to Seamless Distribution AB (SEAM:SS) in July ‘16.

Arne is Co-Founder and CEO of Friend Software www.friendos.com  and has an active investor portfolio of 6 companies. Arne is mentor for several entrepreneurs and advisor for several companies within strategy, technology and equity-based incentives design.

Arne is a graduate from the Norwegian Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) as well as a degree in maritime law. Married, three young boys at 4, 8 and 10.